Welcome to Heru Market, The People’s Choice (a division of The Heru House LLC).
We are a black-owned, veteran-owned business led by our founders, Ankh Ma'ahi (born Barrett L. Hammons) and Natalie C. Hammons, siblings and social entrepreneurs.
Ankh and Natalie believe that everyone has a right to a fair opportunity to live a long, healthful life regardless of their race, income, or zip code. They believe that to deny the People equal access to quality holistic health resources and education is cruel and unjust.
In 2019, these beliefs, combined with their passion for service and business, inspired them to build America's first Afrocentric health equity system, The Heru House, LLC. Heru House, along with its subsidiaries (e.g. Heru Market), is the vehicle through which they intend to fund the advancement of health equity for Black Americans.
The People’s Choice is not just a catchy slogan. When you make a purchase at any of the Heru House businesses, you are taking a stand for the People and making a difference in the lives of all those who are born, play, live, work, and age in resource-poor communities.
Like all businesses (commercial or nonprofit), there are normal business expenses required to operate Heru Market, such as employee compensation and benefits, travel, cost of goods, transportation, warehousing, marketing and advertising, supplies, occupancy costs, taxes, etc. Simply, when we say 100% Profits for the People, we mean what is leftover (aka surplus, balance, difference) after normal business expenses are deducted from all the income we derive from sales, are donated to our sister nonprofit organization, Health Emergency Management Agency (HEMA), to cultivate and protect the health and wellbeing of the People.
Health Emergency Management Agency is a GA limited-liability company operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to HEMA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Management is responsible for preparing annual budgets, which will be submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval. Compensation policy and practices will come under the authority of an independent compensation committee of the Board of Directors, which will regularly conduct external studies to assess the reasonableness of our compensation scales.
We fully understand the importance of transparency, as such, we will regularly share information about our programs, operations, finances, and the people on our websites and social media platforms. If you have any questions or comments please contact us.